Marriages are made in heaven and then celebrated on Earth! Speaking of celebrations, one recent nuptial grabbed global eyeballs owing to its sheer opulence, sometimes not even witnessed at royal weddings. What was even more spring was that this affair, dubbed the ‘wedding of the century,’ was no royal wedding. In fact, many didn’t even know who Madeleine Brockway and Jacob Lagron, the bride and groom of this magnum opus marriage, were. Held over five days in Paris, this multi-million dollar event captivated hearts and reinstated interest in weddings. Let’s delve into the story of the couple whose extravagant wedding made headlines-
Meet Madeleine Brockway and Jacob Lagron-
26-year-old blushing bride Madeleine is the daughter of Rob Brockway, who owns a number of Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Florida by the name Ussery Automotive. Born with a silver spoon, Brockway attended the elite All Saints Episcopal School before heading to Texas Christian University for college. The mama’s girl has always led a lavish lifestyle, as seen on her social media account. The heiress is no stranger to classy restaurants, yacht holidays, and travel on private jets. Her wedding is an extension of her personality, and the internet can’t seem to get enough of it. Jacob Lagron worked as a talent coordinator for the Country Music Association, as well as an assistant for the Ole Miss American football team.
The Bachelorette brought the desert to life-
A plush Parisian wedding began with an iconic bachelorette week at Amangiri, Utah, a secluded luxury resort in Canyon Point where rooms start at nearly $4,000 per night. The hotel requires a minimum three-night stay. The four-day bachelorette featured three themes that brought the arid landscape to life: ‘Aliens Amongst Us: A Cosmic Affair in Utah,’ ‘Marie Antoinette and Her Courtesans, and an all-pink, Barbie-esque bash. Brockway and her friends reveled under the desert skies. A professional videographer brilliantly captured the excitement, bringing life to a series of events that continue to go viral.
The entourage of the couple of the hour-
What is a wedding, if not grand, gorgeous, and with a massive group of people? The American heiress and her fiancé flew with their families and friends to Paris on a private plane. During the duration of their wedding events, the duo was accompanied by a personal driver, a team of hairdressers and makeup artists. Kelly Dawn Bridal and their team of 51 hair and make-up artists reportedly covered over 586 appointments over the duration of the festivities. Shadowing the love birds was a group of professional photographers who filmed almost every action of the newlyweds and got them under the global spotlight. The stylists, florists, and makeup artists did a stellar job, but the photographers deserve an additional pat on the back for capturing the grandeur to perfection.
An unforgettable five-day extravaganza-
A wedding with style and sumptuousness commenced with a lavish bash at the headquarters of fashion house Chanel. It was an evening of gourmet goodness and couture where in addition to enjoying desserts and drinking sparkling wine, guests turned into outfitters and crafted their own bags from the Maison. The second day was based on history, spectacular sights, and touring the wonderful Palace of Versailles. The private tour ended with a candlelit dinner at the former royal residence, where guests felt like royalty themselves, served by waiters donning Victorian-style finery.
How can one be in Paris and not include the iconic Eiffel Tower in the celebrations? A fun-filled city boat trip, including visiting the Eiffel Tower and a gourmet dinner held under the Arc de Triomphe, made for a wonderful third day with a side of traditional French desserts and cocktails.
The last two days comprised the official rehearsal dinner at the famous Paris Opera House sheathed in bouquets of fresh flowers. The venue was transformed into a floral masterpiece, and the remaining air was filled with violinists serenading the couple beneath Marc Chagall’s painted ceiling in the Garnier.
The location of the wedding was the ethereal Chateau de Villette. The beautiful bride turned heads with her custom ensemble from the house of Dior. She sashayed down the dramatic aisle from the Chateau doors to the fountain at the end of the grounds. The evening ended with a foot-tapping Maroon 5 concert followed by a drone show that etched the newlywed’s initials into the night sky.
The wedding registry-
The couple’s wedding registry was as fancy as their wedding, which took place on November 18th. The most eye-catching item was a William Yeoward butterfly house, priced at $12,500. They also seem to favor Herend animal figurines, evident from the inclusion of a bobcat costing $2,800. The list also featured several other animal statues and a Michael Feinberg Antique Silver 4pc Tea & Coffee Service, valued at $3,000. Given their lavish wedding decor, it will be interesting to see how they decorate their marital home, which is likely to be quite breathtaking.
The newest influencer on the block?
With such a fairytale wedding, Madeleine Brockway started a new chapter in her life, not only as a married woman but also as a newly minted influencer. Her widely covered wedding became the talk of the town owing to several aspects, from Maroon 5 performing at the couple’s wedding, the wedding night took place at the expensive hotel Le Grand Contrôle, with $14,000 per night room, and an overall cost of a whopping $25 million, according to bloggers and organizers.
The blonde beauty wore and tagged world-renowned luxury labels like Dior, Maison Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, and more. While many didn’t know who Brockway was, her wedding certainly put her on the map and how! One Instagram follower commented,’ I’m so glad you came up on the radar because you are absolutely FABULOUS!’ Another stated, ‘Wow!!! This is the most beautiful wedding ever.’ Many even compared her to a real-life princess, ‘I mean, she’s literally a princess, what a dream!’